Tigers Skeleton and Internal Organs
By Amelia Meyer
Like humans and many other birds and animals, felids (of which the tiger is one) have an endoskeleton, meaning that it is inside the body (as opposed to an external shell). Its skeleton comprises hard, strong bones held together by ligaments, rather than cartilaginous structures (as is the case with sharks, for example). The internal organs are then protected within this sturdy structure.
The structure of the skeleton of a tiger is similar to that of other big cats in the wild, particularly the lion. The details of the bones, ligaments and how they have been put together reveal much about the habits and make-up of this extraordinary creature.